So this year I have had a tree project running along in the background. Dipping into it now and then, pondering it when I awake in the night, looking out for ideas in my day to day life. I’ve really enjoyed it. Having a longer term project on the go. And I like the seasonality of it.
So far we’ve had:
Spring – a large canvas collage and mini tree book as well as research and idea storming
Summer – a deck of tree oracle cards made from photos, some taken this year, others taken previously
Autumn – this is stil in progress but the hope is it will turn into something along the lines of:
using leaves that I’ve preserved using glycerin
Winter – currently unclear but quite possibly involving sticks…
And next year I’m thinking butterflies, breaking it down into eggs, caterpillers, metamorphosis and butterflies. Have you ever looked at butterfly eggs? They’re suprisingly beautiful and intriguing. I’m trying not to jump ahead and start now although I do have a pinterest board where I am collecting images. It’s so easy to get caught up in the heady fun of new ideas and abandon existing projects…!